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January Films at Carlsbad Libraries

The Carlsbad City Library’s Film and Cinema Series are now playing at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. Guests are invited to stay afterward for post-show discussion. 

At a Glance

  • Wednesday features romantic comedies beginning with special features at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday features a pre-show introduction at 1:30 p.m. and post-show discussion with a director or film expert. The film screening begins at 2 p.m. 

The January schedule is below: 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m.

Paris Can Wait (2016, R, 91 min.) An American woman takes a road trip through France with her husband's business associate.  Drinking good wine, eating delicious food and having great conversation with this man, takes her on a journey of unplanned self-discovery.  This charming film was written and directed by Eleanor Coppola - wife of Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Dean (2016, PG-13, 94 min.) In this heartwarming comedy, a son and his father must navigate loss and love.  Their different approaches to dealing with grief test the unbreakable bond between parent and child. 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

Big Sick (2017, R, 120 min.) Kumail, a struggling stand-up comedian, meets Emily, a heckler at one of his shows. Their casual relationship turns into something more when Emily is hospitalized by a sudden life threatening illness. Kumail comes to her aid while being pulled between his heart and his traditional Muslim parents’ expectations of marriage.


The cinema series features a pre-show introduction and post-show discussion with a director or film expert. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a pre-show introduction. The film screening begins at 2 p.m. 

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Moonlight (2016, R, 111 minutes)
Winner of Academy Award for Best Picture 2017, Moonlight chronicles the evolution of Chiron - a young, African-American, gay man that comes of age in 1980’s Miami. Neglected as a child, introverted Chiron struggles to find himself throughout childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood as he grapples with bullying, his sexuality and falling in love.

Introduction and discussion led by Brandon Cesmat, professor at California State University San Marcos.

For more information

For more information, contact the Carlsbad City Library at 760-602-2049 or librarian@carlsbadca.gov.  Film screenings made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.


December 12, 2017